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    Multiple Barrel Rifle Legalities

    Soooo, lazy Sunday lead to me thinking of firearms design, which then lead to me checking HO guidelines, which then lead to me designing the latest in a long list of firearms!

    Now this idea is totally hypothetical. It has very little market at best but how about a multiple barrel rifle?
    It seems legal if it were of a bolt action, falling block or break barrel design.
    It isn't 'self-loading' as all chambers would be manually loaded by hand in the same way as a double rifle. It would only discharge one round per trigger pull, again, the same as a single trigger double rifle.
    So I see no reason why a 3 or 4 (or more) barrel rifle wouldn't be legal. Totally pointless and hideously expensive to make but legal right?

    Regulated at 100 yards for driven game, it's a close as we can get to a semi auto.

    As I said, stupid idea but, I reckon, legal.

    Snapshot of relevant HO Guidelines included below:

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    There is a double barrel double bolt action rifle Very nice but pricy

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    The one by Fuchs right? Beautiful bit of kit.

    I was thinking 4 shot in a dangerous game calibre. Adds weight so recoil is reduced, it could be regulated for closer range and would be one hell of a stopping rifle. As fast as a semi, no missfeeds or restriction to cartridge length.

    Very, very cumbersome mind and I'd be surprised if it was less than 20lbs!

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    So, one action to feed 4 calibres?

    Sako 75 Action V would cover you for:
    7mm Rem Mag
    300 Win Mag
    338 Win Mag
    375 H&H Mag

    Holy sh*t, nothing would get up after that was pointed at it in anger!!
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    Hambrusch do one 4 barrel, in Caliber: 16/70 + .22 Hornet + 5,6x50R Magnum + 7x65R

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    I was thinking more like this:
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    Attachment 52370

    Obviously with UK legal lengths met. It'd be one hell of a piece!

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    Rick, that's beautiful. Kinda covers you for everything that don't it!!

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    the other option..

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    That engraving is a little OTT but love the layout and calibre choice

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    They are works of art & carry a similar price tag, I would be concerned about learning the selection switch position, or else put an 8x57 skywards!!

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